The 'Discover Derrynane' festival, which showcases the natural and cultural heritage of Derrynane National Historic Park and the surrounding community, will return to County Kerry from June 14-16.

The 'Discover Derrynane' festival is curated, programmed, and funded by The Office of Public Works (OPW) and offers a fun-filled weekend of free activities, walks, talks, and tours for all ages.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce the return of ‘Discover Derrynane’ family festival. The action-packed program has something for everyone to enjoy, from informative talks and walks to photography, music and yoga," said Kieran O’Donnell TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works.

"There are so many opportunities to explore nature and marine life and take part in some superb activities. The festival also provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the spectacular landscape and culture of Derrynane. Why not come down and explore Derrynane and all that is on offer across the weekend.”

Attendees of the festival can enjoy a wide range of activities offered by locally based providers, including crafts, photography, yoga, heritage walks, tours, and more. Festival goers can participate in activities such as Seashore Discovery Walks with Vincent Hyland, Forest Bathing and Sunset Yoga with Louise Weinzweig and Photography Workshops with Patrick Kavanagh.

For a full detailed list of activities and events, including guided walks, workshops and family activities, see the festival brochure here.

The 'Discover Derrynane' festival was first launched in 2015 with an aim to showcase the area, which is home to Derrynane House, the ancestral home of politician and statesman Daniel O'Connell, and Derrynane National Historic Park.  O'Connell's home is now a museum dedicated to his life and achievements, while the 300-acre park boasts beautiful gardens, natural oak woodland, and archaeological sites. Located on Fáilte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way route, the park has an extensive coastline and beaches, including a Blue Flag beach

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